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Orthodox faithful in Finland are celebrating the first meeting of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox leaders in their country. OCP Media Network has this report:
Historic Meeting of Patriarchs of Alexandria and Archbishop of Finland in Helsinki
OCP News Service, Helsinki: The Finnish Orthodox Church celebrates the historic meeting of three Hierarchs from the Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodox Church.
Pope and Patriarch Tawadros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church; Pope & Patriarch Theodros II of Alexandria and All Africa, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria; and Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland, who is the Primate of the Finnish Orthodox Church met in the capital city of Finland on 23rd June 2014.
The meeting of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches is the first of its kind in Finland and it is considered to a historic moment for the Orthodox faithful of Finland.
A special lunch was hosted by Archbishop Leo for the visiting Patriarchs.
Several Orthodox prelates, the faithful, and high level delegations from different organizations attended the events.
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